Antitrust

Navigating issues implicated by industry-wide allegations of antitrust law violations is complex. As a national leader in antitrust litigation, we take pride in our ability to devise recovery strategies suited to our clients’ individual business needs and supplier relationships. Our practice focuses on working with our corporate clients to recover antitrust losses outside the context of class action lawsuits.

Widespread Representation

WMJ has represented Fortune 500 companies, brand-name retailers, and privately held businesses in global litigation, arbitration, mediation, and multi-faceted business negotiations. We also have experience crafting individualized resolutions that afford our clients far greater value than a check from a class settlement fund. When resolution is impossible, we have the antitrust expertise to undertake highly complex litigation and a deep bench of trial lawyers willing and able to take complex antitrust cases to trial. Our clients routinely recover many times the amount they would have obtained as participants in class-action lawsuits.

Expertise Across Multiple Industries

Because we are not an industry-specific practice, we have the flexibility to cater to clients’ needs. We have represented global manufacturers and multi-generational family businesses. We embrace the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a given industry and identify strategies to deliver maximum client value. WMJ’s attorneys have represented electronics manufacturers, bedding manufacturers, agricultural cooperatives, hospitals, and pharmaceutical distributors, among many others.

U.S. Law for Foreign Transactions

With our roster of global clients, WMJ is a forerunner in obtaining recoveries under U.S. law for transactions overseas. We are among the few firms with experience and success in this niche. Our clients have recovered damages associated with claims that other firms would not pursue or could not pursue effectively.

Business-Transforming Recoveries

Our antitrust practice affords a unique opportunity for general counsel to increase company revenue. From international magnates to small businesses, we have obtained recoveries that ushered multigenerational family-run businesses from the brink of bankruptcy into recovery, carrying success into the next generation.

Experienced Trial Lawyers

WMJ’s trial expertise sets it apart from other antitrust practices. We average a half-dozen multi-million dollar trials a year, more than many firms undertake in a decade. Our partners have successfully tried several antitrust cases to verdict, all of them successfully. While jury trials of antitrust cases are not common, when they happen, WMJ’s attorneys have the knowledge and confidence to win.